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Leeds based four piece Chasing Dragons have been around since 2011 sharing stages with Pendulum, InMe, Death Angel and The Dead Lay Waiting amongst others. Johnny Main ‘Checkmate’ is their latest record and despite being only six tracks long, this is well on its way to becoming one of my …

Brazilian Metal icons Sepultura are very pleased to announce two shows this August in the UK and Ireland. The dates follow a main stage performance at legendary Derbyshire Metal festival Bloodstock where they will be playing alongside Rob Zombie, Black Label Society and Cannibal Corpse at the renowned Catton Park …

Thirty-three years since they recorded their third album ‘Walking Wild’, Boston AOR legends New England are back with their first new recording, the single ‘I Know There’s Something Here’ and what a breath of fresh air it is. Mark Taylor New England’s career started back in 1979 when they were …

Former Rainbow and Deep Purple frontman Joe Lynn Turner is currently touring the UK with ‘An Evening With Joe Lynn Turner’ billed as an intimate, acoustic evening of songs, stories and tales from a career that spans over thirty years and includes over sixty album credits with Joe promising to …

Sad news from Scotland this morning as guitarist Dani Evans announces his departure from Alestorm. Dani has made a personal statement which is self explanatory and can be read in full below. At the time of writing there is no word from the Alestorm camp. Dani’s statement reads: “It is …

It’s almost two years to the day that Ian Danter launched his debut album, ‘Prove You Wrong’, with a lavish release party at Birmingham City’s football ground and now, at last, we have the chance to catch his live band. For those unaware, Ian is a presenter of over ten …

Billed as the ‘Guitar Event Of The Year’ the rising star of Joe Bonamassa really had to shine brightly to live up to such an exclamation. But Bonamassa took it all in his confident stride, breezing onto the stage in his smart grey suit and shades, relaxed without the need …

Bigfoot were a band that I hadn’t seen or heard of until the back end of 2014 when they appeared at a gig in Glasgow. Johnny Main Having been together for less than a year, the band certainly aren’t hanging around waiting for the big time to call them, they’re …

The Festival Of Hammer, only this year it is combined with HRH’s AOR fest and there’s a separate stoner and sleaze stage happening as well. Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March 2015 Steve Göldby, Chris Nelson, Sean Cameron Two days, three nights, 75 bands, 2,000 beers (and that was just …

The Festival Of Hammer, only this year it is combined with HRH’s AOR fest and there’s a separate stoner and sleaze stage happening as well. Steve Göldby, Chris Nelson All Photographs by Sean Cameron Two days, three nights, 75 bands, 2,000 beers (and that was just our driver), 40,000 tons …